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Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.8
4.8
4351 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The most romantic setting on Kauai. For the ultimate in ambiance, delectable food and stellar service, Tidepools is the place. This quintessential Hawaiian setting has a backdrop of waterfalls with thatched roof bungalows that seemingly float above tropical lagoons. Savor contemporary Hawaiian style cuisine in this distinctive open-air setting. Diners rave about the exceptional service and fresh fish and steak options with a unique island flair including macadamia nut crusted mahimahi, grilled opah or a succulent steak. Salads feature greens grown at our hydroponic farm on site and the desserts are luscious. Don't miss this delightful experience.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 240-6456

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gino Cipriano

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact the manager for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Cross street

    Ainako

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that guests do not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation time.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,351 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

  • Kauai

    Best Ambiance

  • Kauai

    Best Value

  • Kauai

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent dinner, the dishes were prepared to perfection, the ambiance was gorgeous. There was a large wedding party, which is the only reason the noise level was high, but they were having a great time celebrating, so it was ok. The service was fantastic! It was a grand birthday celebration! Always an excellent choice when in Kauai!
  2. OT

    OnlyTheBest

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food at Tidepools was perfect as usual. The chefs always exceed our expectations. Service was slow to seat us but once seated it was wonderful. Make your reservation before you come to Kauai because they fill up fast.
  3. KH

    KariH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was a romantic location. The food was very disappointing. The pad Thai was not good at all and either was their Island style poke. Would not go back or recommend.
  4. SJ

    SheilaJ

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve dined at the Tidepools many times but this was by far the best service yet! Les was our server, and made it super enjoyable.
  5. T

    Tina

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom’s 98th birthday celebration
  6. SM

    SueM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable and Amazing as always!! Love grand Hyatt and Tidepools!!
  7. JS

    JoshS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome setting, excellent customer service by all and such friendly staff; kids loved the fish! Great setting and such great food!
  8. RS

    RS000

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and views
  9. Q

    Quinn

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was so good from start to finish. The setting was phenomenal. The only downside is that the service was only so so. The waiter that was in our area was clearly wrapping up his shift so he got us started but then told us another waiter would take our order. Queue 15 more minutes until we saw that waiter. We sat down at 8:15 and didn’t order until 8:45. Then our waiter very clearly wanted to push us out because they were closed by the time our food came even though again, we didn’t order until 8:45…
  10. RL

    RLTexas

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant! Service was pretty slow. Literally took 50 minutes to get our appetizer and then only took our dinner order when they finally brought out appetizer. We were celebrating our weekend anniversary. My wife really enjoyed the Hawaiian Catch, my meal was pretty good
  11. MS

    MalkiatS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In celebrating our 40th year wedding anniversary, we can’t imagine a more romantic and nice place to have dinner. Service and food was outstanding. And, every staff member made our time at the Tidepool Restaurant special.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance couldn’t be better. The food, for the most part, was pretty good. Bread, fries, Caesar salad, and NY strip steak were all enjoyed. But I can’t recommend the chicken piccata—the chicken itself was really dry—I poked around at it, but couldn’t really eat it. I’d also note that the portions are quite big (maybe too big). The two of us came really hungry, but splitting an appetizer and a salad was more than we needed in addition to two entrees. Overall, a pretty solid experience and largely worth it for the service and atmosphere, though one of our dishes wasn’t really edible.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everytime I visit Kauai I always make sure to dine at Tidepools. I’m never disappointed with the service or food.
  14. EK

    EdgarK

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful night celebrating our 25th anniversary. Everything was perfect!
  15. NF

    NicoleF

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable experience! Tidepools is not to be missed when traveling to Kauai. Besides the food being exceptional, the service (Rob) and setting is top notch. Don't even hesitate to go to this restaurant but book online early!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server Ronald was the best made our anniversary dinner worth it. Food was okay compared to yeas past menu has changed not a fan of the mahi mahi extremely dry.
  17. K

    Kristen

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Water was loud. It was bright in the restaurant so it was hard to appreciate the tide pools and water outside. They were able to seat us prior to our reservation time which was great. They also provided a dessert as we were celebrating our honeymoon. very nice. Food was okay, Mac crusted mahi was very dry. Filet was very good. Servers were very nice.
  18. WB

    WernerB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening for birthday celebration.
  19. KW

    KarenW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant Service was personal and great Dinner was good Try the malesadas
  20. L

    Luna

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 5:00pm reservation and although they didn’t seat us until 5:15, the table was nice. The food was wonderful. We had the Macadamia Nut Crusted MahiMahi (Normally Ono) and it was delicious and Gluten Free. The restaurant was very accommodating to my husband’s gluten allergy. I highly recommend Tide Pools.
  21. K

    Kaylin

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in a beautiful setting. We loved the ambience. The kalbi and macadamia crusted mahi was delicious. The garlic taro rolls were a nice addition.
  22. CM

    CaroleM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is top notch. Friendly and helpful. Alejandro is an excellent waiter. A delightful person. Excellent food. Ambiance is wonderful.
  23. C

    Clvs

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is amazing. Appreciated the complimentary valet parking. The presentation excellent and the food was really terrific. Wait staff superb and our server VERY personable. Would definitely recommend. The anniversary dessert (although we never got a dessert menu) was awesome.
  24. W

    Whatsfordinner

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic fish. Wonderful service. Great atmosphere!
  25. LA

    LaurenA

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner experience. Food was phenomenal and grounds/view was unlike any other. 10/10 recommend
  26. l

    lovegoodfood

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service terrific environment. Excellent server.
  27. K

    Knutson

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular. Waiter was awesome. It was the best.
  28. DO

    DianneO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 50th Anniversary celebration was extra special as we enjoyed wonderful food and service at Tidepools. Ron, our server provided great recommendations for food selections and the beautiful, serene setting added to our enjoyment. Our family started with Stevenson's Hamachi Sashimi, Crab Cakes and Polenta Crusted Scallops. The chilled soba salad was excellent. All the "from the sea" selections were wonderful, exceptional was the Hawaiian Catch. Of course we ended with several dessert selections. Thank you for making our anniversary a memorable one.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner-beautiful setting, great food. Excellent service by Gary,David & Ron
  30. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. I would definitely come back.
  31. JM

    JohnnyM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location and an amazing experience. Must do on Kauai
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I have celebrated our anniversary here for the past 5 years, and this year was no different. Dinner and atmosphere was amazing.. our server Les, hands down the BEST!! God willing, we will be back again next year!
  33. DG

    DebrahG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clark was our waiter & he was Wonderful!!!! As was the entire waitstaff & hostesses!!! Plan to return in 3 days before we leave to go home. Of course, the food was Fabulous!!!
  34. MB

    MichaelB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was average but the service was great. Price was a little expensive but the ambiance makes up for it. The hotel grounds was beautiful, just a tip if you are not staying at the hotel you can Valet and the restaurant will validate your ticket.
  35. H

    Happy

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Kauai
  36. MH

    MarkH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our 50th anniversary and couldn’t ask for a better restaurant. We were staying at the Hotel and waiter made us feel special with great service. The dinners were also delicious! Definitely would come back…
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal and staff. Would definitely recommend- we all got the fish entrees and everything was cooked perfectly.
  38. CH

    CassandraH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallop appetizer was melt in your mouth delicious. The macadamia crusted fish was the BEST fish dish. The chicken piccata was not only very tasty but big enough for a whOLE breast the next day. The waiters and bus boy were friendly, helpful and attentive. JUAN was so pleasant. Surrounded by water and beautiful koi, the atmosphere is delightful. The restaurant is open on all sides and the breeze felt wonderful. Everything was superb. Best restaurant on the island.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from the staff was outstanding. Best service we have ever experienced. Every part of the dinner was out of this world. The scallops, lobster, shrimp, and ahi were cooked perfectly.
  40. DY

    DonnaY

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere to get you in the Hawaiian vacation mindframe.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 240-6456.

Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai is rated 4.8 stars by 4351 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Tidepools - Grand Hyatt Kauai

1571 Poipu Rd., Poipu, HI 96756

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ainako

  • Neighborhood

    Poipu

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that guests do not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gino Cipriano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 240-6456

  • Private party facilities

    Offering a one of a kind ambiance, our waterfall room is available for private parties. Please contact the manager for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Tidepools Manager: (808) 240-6381

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